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  • Fantastic Phonics & Word Study for Prepositions / Prepositional Phrases
  • Vocabulary Development Activities
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    A Chair for my Mother Lesson Plans
    Title: A Chair for My Mother
    Author: Vera B. Williams
    Illustrator: Vera B. Williams
    Grade Level: Second Grade

    Summary: A Chair for My Mother is the story of a girl who lives with her mother and grandmother.  They lost everything they had in house fire.  Now they are saving to buy a new chair; a beautiful, fat, soft, armchair.   Every day the mother comes home from her job as a waitress and puts her tips on their kitchen table.  The girl, the mother, and the grandmother count the mother’s tips from the diner.  They put all of the coins into a big glass jar and save to buy a new chair.

    Reading Comprehension Strategy Lesson Plans and Reader’s Notebook Worksheets for A Chair for My Mother

    Retelling Lesson Plan
    A Chair for My Mother is an ideal book for more sophisticated readers who need additional practice retelling. This book works well because the author uses a flashback to relate events that happened in the past. As a result, readers will have the opportunity retell events in nonlinear order. Includes a Reader’s Notebook page for students to practice writing about their reading.

    Visualizing Lesson Plan
    This is an ideal book to support readers who need additional practice visualizing while reading. The author uses strong descriptive language that lends itself to clear mental images. Readers will easily visualize settings and basic nouns. Includes a Reader’s Notebook page for students to practice writing about their reading.

    Making Inferences Lesson Plan
    This book works well for students who need extra practices making inferences because most readers will not have had the direct experience of loosing their belongings in a house fire. Therefore, readers will have to draw upon their own feelings in order to infer what the characters in the book might be feeling or thinking in response to tragedy. Includes a Reader’s Notebook page for students to practice writing about their reading.

    Identifying the Author’s Message Lesson Plan
    This A Chair for My Mother lesson plan will support readers who need to practice identifying the author’s message to improve reading comprehension. This book offers several messages including those about persistence, goal setting, family values, strong work ethic and more. You can also use A Chair for My Mother to show your students how to support the author’s message with evidence from the text. Includes a Reader’s Notebook page for students to practice writing about their reading.

    Understanding Text Structure Lesson Plan
    A Chair for My mother will provide readers with additional practice using basic text structures to understand text. This book relies heavily on the illustrations to support the text. In addition, this book uses both a flashback and a flash forward to relate events. Includes a Reader’s Notebook page for students to practice writing about their reading.


    Vocabulary Connections

    Vocabulary Development Activities
    Pre-teach Tier 2 and Tier 3 vocabulary words for A Chair for My Mothers with interactive games, practice worksheets and graphic organizers. This set of activities includes a vocabulary word list, two sets of flash cards (picture to word matching and picture to definition matching), an interactive game, a graphic organizer to support the use of context clues while reading a vocabulary word search and more!


    Fantastic Phonics and Word Study Lesson Plan

    Use A Chair for My Mother to teach readers about Prepositions / Prepositional Phrases
    Use A Chair for My Mother to teach readers about prepositions / prepositional phrases in the context of their reading. This lesson plan includes bulletin board and anchor chart materials, interactive games, a worksheet for independent practice and a complete step by step guide.


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